Science/Art Study various types of butterflies that live in your area. As a culminating activity, have each student or group select one type of butterfly to make on a folded three- or four-inch piece of paper. Glue the completed butterflies to a wooden spring-type clothespin and display.
Students will learn about the anatomy of an insect and create a watercolor butterfly.
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
The objectives of this lesson are that the children will discover through reading and discussion, the life cycle of the caterpillar.
Students will understand the concept of pollination and show examples of bee pollination on specific plants. They will also understand the interdependence between insects, plants, and humans. Finally, they will understand that insects can have a negative impact on their ecosystem.
Using this craft, student can show their knowledge of a butterfly's anatomy – and line symmetry.